The US Open of Snowboarding has come and gone.
The comp is widely regarded as the best tourney of the year, attracting top riders, big media and fans alike. But why?
Is it the prestige of being the oldest contest on snow? Or the luxurious prize purses? Or the juxtaposition of snowboarding on the East Coast?
At the '05 Open, it was three main ingredients: Talentbig-name riders like Kass, Bleiler and Wall; Venuesuperpipes, super parks and a super-sick rail setup; ...
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